After a bit of a kerfuffle (to put it mildly) earlier in the week, it’s all systems go for the first Grand Final of the first season of the first national women’s footy league — and we are bloody counting sleeps.
We’ve almost forgiven the Brisbane Adele fanatics whose devil-may-care attitude meant dreams of a granny at the Gabba had to be turfed on Monday, with Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast now confirmed for Saturday’s historic clash between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows.
We quickly caught up with Crows co-captain Chelsea Randall, 25, and Lions captain Emma Zielke, 28, on Wednesday to see how the two top-of-the-ladder sides were gearing up for the big game.
“I’m so excited, I’m trying to keep level-headed though, embrace it all and take it all in,” Randall, who works as a community programs officer for the Adelaide Crows, told Mamamia.
Here’s what went down in the Round 7 of the AFLW (post continues after snippet…):
“I’m just sticking to our routine of doing our full-time jobs and training today.
“I’m a bit speechless about how amazing it’s been… Footy for me is more than a game, and I guess the ability to showcase our skills and the chance to do that on the big national stage is incredible.”
Zielke certainly wasn’t swayed by the venue hullabaloo and said the Gold Coast locals in her undefeated team were looking forward to playing on a ground they’re familiar with.